I hope you all are having a fantastic Monday. This morning I began my day with a bowl of old fashioned oatmeal. I used 1/2 cup oats, 1 cup silk, 1 banana, some dried cherries and a spoonful of peanut butter. On top, I sprinkled pom. seeds. My obsession!
I was actually pretty excited about my sandwich today because I just LOVE the combo of Sabra’s Spicy Hummus (and its reallyyyy spicy!) and turkey. I also threw a slice of swiss in the mix for a delicious turkey, hummus and cheese sammie on protein bread.
On the side I had this juicy pear and I ate the bar as usual for my mid-morning snack.
When I got home, I had my favorite snack ever: peanut butter on banana bread. Seriously, is there anything better??!
I went to the gym after I did some stuff at home. It ended up being an incredibly short visit though because my mind was heavy with other things and I couldn’t get into it. Here’s what I DID do in the brief 20 minutes that I was there:
a couple minutes on the elliptical to warm up
2 sets of seated row—50 lbs, 15 reps
2 sets of incline press—30 lbs, 15 reps
2 sets of bicep curls—12 lbs, 15 reps
2 sets of shoulder raises with 12 lb bodybar—15 reps
2 sets of shoulder lifts with same bodybar-–15 reps
2 sets of pushups on bozu ball—10 reps
Surprisingly, I was actually really sore after only being there for 20 minutes. I felt like I really pushed myself and got a good workout in despite my heart not being in it and the short duration.
I have a lot on my mind and therefore wasn’t very hungry tonight for dinner but knew I needed to eat something, so I made a morningstar veggie burger on an ezekiel muffin with swiss cheese, ketchup and hot sauce.
And just now, I had yet another slice of banana bread for dessert:
Today at work was busy as we prepped for our first big formal dining night tomorrow. I started my morning by cranking out hundreds of dinner rolls and making a glorious pumpkin pie and apple oat tart:
A function going on tonight requested apple strudel for their dessert, which was quite the process to make! I LOVE apple strudel though and despite it being a considerable amount of work, it’s totally worth it. We stretched the strudel dough as thin as paper on a huge tablecloth:
And filled it with a mixture of diced fuji apples, sugar, cardamom and raisins:
And then carefully and slowly, we rolled everything up all neat and tight, using the tablecloth to help us roll:
When it came out of the oven it smelled amazing and looked scrumptious!
I made creme anglaise and halved 180 strawberries to be plated with the strudel:
And I baked chocolate roulade cakes—-6 in total—-but they didn’t make for a great picture because they are super thin and still were on the sheet tray they were baked on. I’ll show you a picture though of the finished product tomorrow though. We are laying them with peanut butter mousse for the whole chocolate-peanut-butter type deal. Ryan would love this!
Tomorrow my schedule is being switched up a bit as I will work from 12-8 pm instead of 7-3. I’m doing this because its the first formal dining night and Adam wanted to get me familiar with service and plated desserts. It should definitely be interesting since right now I’m used to being there when no one is there really, doing prep work. Tomorrow I’ll be in with all the action! Hopefully it will go smoothly!
Have a good night and I will be back in the morning.